Open Mic: What Do You Want To See Introduced At This Year’s NAMM Show?


The 2013 NAMM Show is next week, Jan 24th-27th.

The NAMM Show is one of the largest music industry events in the world, and manufacturers use it to showcase their latest gear and make some of their biggest announcements of the year.

We’ll be on location to provide full coverage of the show. In the meantime, though, what do you want to see companies introduce at this year’s NAMM Show?

The NAMM Show’s Amazing Paradigm-Shifting Game-Changer

Here’s something that you may have missed in our 2011 Winter NAMM Show coverage – the amazing, paradigm-shifting game-changing hyperbole. Continue reading

Beat Kangz Beat Thang On The Way

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2011 NAMM Show: The Beat Kangz have announced that “the Beat Thangz are on the Boat from China!”:

Pre order now because this first 1,000 units is gonna go FAST!! Half are sold already!

If you’ve had a chance to try out the hardware Beat Thang, let us know what you think of it!

Griffin Intros StompBox Pedal Controller for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

Griffin Stompbox

Griffin has introduced the StompBox – a $99 pedal controller for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

With assignable foot switches and a 1/4″ effects pedal input jack, the StompBox is designed to let you use a compatible iOS device (i.e., iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) as a portable, programmable effects board and practice rig.

Connected to a compatible iPad or other iOS device with a 1-meter-long heavy-duty dock connector cable, StompBox gives the user four professional quality foot switches. StompBox accepts an industry-standard 1/4″ mono plug from a wide range of variable inputs, including volume, expression, and wah-wah pedals. Continue reading

Access Intros Virus TI OS 4.5 (Video Preview)

2011 NAMM Show: This is a preview, from Access, of the Virus TI OS 4.5, for the entire Virus TI series.

If you’re a TI user, check it out and let us know what you think!

Access Dark Star Synthesizer (NAMM Hotness)

Access Virus TI Polar Dark Star Synthesizer

2011 NAMM Show: Dubbed Dark Star, the Virus TI Polar WhiteOut Special Edition comes in a military gun metal look, featuring an evil red logo light on the back.

Yeah – they got our memo on color schemes for synths.

Virus TI Dark Star Synthesizer

All technical specifications for the Dark Star synthesizer, color scheme aside, are identical to the Virus TI2 Polar.

Technical details below. Continue reading